Tag: Dessert
- Filipino Food-

Mocha Cake

Adapted from Goldilocks Bakebook, this Mocha Cake will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. The mocha flavor for both the cake and the frosting is just awesome! I topped  the cake with Chocolate Truffles for a more fabulous finish and for an added bittersweet taste. I tell you it made…

- Filipino Food-

Ensaymada

Ensaymada is one of those delicious baked goodies that we Filipinos got from our Spanish colonizers. Known as Ensaimada in Spanish, it is a pastry that originated in Mallorca, Spain and is made with flour, water, sugar, eggs, and lard. The Filipino version however is made…

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Halo Halo

I finally made Halo Halo, which is a dessert I enjoyed growing up. My favorite part is the mung beans! I was surprised to learn that my love for mung beans hasn’t changed since I was a child. You know what else hasn’t changed? My dislike…

Cassava Tea Cake

Cassava Tea Cake, also known as Bibingkang Kamoteng-Kahoy, is a simple, affordable dessert to make. If you like Cassava, milk, coconut milk and macapuno, then you will love Cassava Tea Cake! You have to use the oven, and even the broiler for this dessert! This was new…

Pastillas de Leche

Pastillas de Leche if directly translated from Spanish means “milk tablets” or “milk pills” which basically describes this Filipino sweet delicacy. Pastillas de leche are sweet milk candies are made out of carabao (water buffalo) milk shaped into small cylinders, it is hardened by evaporation and addition of…

Avocado Ice Candy

A while back I posted an ice candy recipe and that was back when it was mid-winter here (it’s just a fix for our craving), now it’s getting warmer I guess it is now appropriate for us to make another one and for today we will…

Mango Pie

Honestly, I really don’t know how to make mango pie. I’m making piyaya before, a sweet bread found in the Philippines. It’s a bread stuffed with muscovado sugar. From there I copied the recipe for its crust and used it for my pie crust. Then, I…

Suman sa Lihiya

As with most Asian countries, rice is the staple food in our country. Most Filipinos love eating rice. It’s something we enjoy not only during the regular meals of the day…but also during snack time in the form of kakanin (sweet delicacies). One of the popular rice…

Filipino Custard Cake

Today, I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite snacks during my childhood days in the Philippines. It’s neither pizza nor burgers and fries… it’s a cake! I just love cakes when I was little. I can eat it anytime of the day without…

Setting the bar higher with Dayap

Dayap, (our local key lime) is difficult to find and i don’t know why. So when my young shrub yielded 5 of these shiney, green, round jewels– i had cause for celebration. My first pick resulted in what i honestly believe as the best leche flan…

The Secret to Great Leche Flan? Dayap

Doowop-doowop-doo-wop-dayap-oo-ahh…My not so sincere apologies to the Hansons for my title. The teeny bop song came to mind when I happily harvested  a handful of Dayap from our young  yet prolific plant.  Dayap, our Philippine version of the Key Lime is a small citrus fruit that…

Kutsinta

Kutsinta is a brown (sometimes orange) and sticky cupcake which is made from rice flour, brown sugar, achuete (which is used to add color and flavor), water and a little lye water. It is cooked by steaming and is served with grated coconut. It is a…

Munggo Ice Candy

If the Americans have popsicles, Malaysians have potong then the Filipinos have the ice candy. Ice candy are frozen treats made out of fruits, beans or even root crops such as purple yam placed in small plastic bags. Popular during summer you can see a lot…

Ube Macapuno Inipit

A lot of Filipino food are unpoetically named with a simple one word description. The name may be simple, but the taste may be surprisingly delicious. Inipit is usually a sponge cake bar with a custard filling. I used an ube buttercream as filling for a yellow sponge cake…

Tiramisu

Tiramisu Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made out of Savoiardi (ladyfingers) dipped in coffee, layered with a custard-like mixture, mascarpone and chocolates or cocoa.  A dessert that is very popular that the flavours have been adapted into many types of sweet dishes such as puddings, cakes,…